Outreach: We Want You To Come to West Valley

Outreach

Outreach helps introduce you to our campus and to people who can help you plan for college, tell you about admission requirements, degree and certificate programs, guaranteed transfer programs, financial aid, campus life, student services - everything you need to feel comfortable at West Valley.

Outreach Office
Village 21

Monday -
Thursday
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Email for information or a campus tour!

wvc.outreach@westvalley.edu

Community Grant

Free Fall 2018 tuition is available for students who:

  • are 2018 high school graduates
  • live in San Jose or the West Valley College service area
  • register for 12 units

Find out more about eligibility and apply to the Community Grant.

High School Outreach

Because we work so closely with high school counselors, we visit high schools frequently, giving workshop presentations to students like you:

  • What to expect from college
  • How to plan an academic schedule
  • How to enroll in college classes while still in high school
  • Assessment testing and Orientation - To schedule an Early Admissions (EA) Orientation, click on the Graduating High School tab above. 
  • Schedule time for you and your family to tour our beautiful campus, have a cup of coffee and hang out for a while.

High School Group Tours

We're proud of our campus and we can't wait to show it to you. We invite high school groups to arrange a tour and a “West Valley 101” workshop. Contact your high school counselor or career tech for information on upcoming scheduled events. Schools should contact the Outreach Office by emailing wvc.outreach@westvalley.edu to arrange a campus visit. Limited transportation grants are available through the College.

Individual Tours

Note: During the summer we will not be holding our Thursday Tour. Please email us to schedule a tour date and time!

  • Every Thursday from September to May, from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
  • For summer tours, please email wvc.outreach@westvalley.edu to make arrangements.
  • No RSVP required.
  • Meet at Outreach Office located in Village 21 located in Parking Lot 2. (Please see the campus map for location.)
  • Arrive early (about 2:45 PM) to obtain a parking permit from one of our tour guides.
  • Tours begin promptly at 3:00 PM, rain or shine.
  • Tours last 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • For special accommodations please email: wvc.outreach@westvalley.edu

Community Outreach

You may notice our presence at community events. That's because we work with local organizations to offer college planning and financial aid workshops and tours for organization members whose circumstances have prevented them from pursuing their educational goals. Organizations interested in our services should email or phone 408 741-2672

Student In-Reach

We don't just help incoming students, we help existing students too, by giving classroom presentations and sharing information at on-campus events throughout the year. You're always welcome to stop by our office with questions or needs.

Concurrent Enrollment (CE) Program

Starting Fall 2018 Sophomores can join the Concurrent Enrollment Program!

  • Please note, that with the short notice of this change West Valley College is still using the forms that state you must be a junior or a senior in high school. You will be able to use this form only for Fall 2018.
  • All other Concurrent Enrollment rules apply.

High school students who have completed the 9th grade are eligible to apply for admission.

Did you know you could earn college credits for courses taken at the college (up to 8 units per semester) while you're still in high school? Concurrent high school students, are only charged the Health Center Fee for their college courses.

Note: The College Health Center Fee is required of ALL students, regardless of personal medical insurance.

Fall Semester begins on Monday, August 27, 2018

Please review the Admissions Timeline.

Steps to Enroll

  1. Complete an online application. You will receive an email within 24 business hours with your student ID number, password and registration information. (If you do not receive this email, please call our Admissions Office at 408-741-2001 or email askwvc@westvalley.edu) Note: Concurrent Enrollment students must re-apply for admission each semester (summer/fall and winter/spring).
  2. Review class offerings and check to see if your class has space available using the Online Searchable Class Schedule. Enter the TERM, LOCATION and SUBJECT to bring up all classes and availability in that subject. Be sure that you are checking for the correct term - fall, spring, or summer.
    (PE and Remedial classes are not allowed.)
  3. Check the schedule of classes for prerequisite requirements.
    • Check the Schedule of Classes under the class description for prerequisite requirements.
    • Assessment tests are required for all math and English prerequisites.
      • Check the Assessment Schedule for testing dates and times.
      • Arrive 15 minutes early.
      • Bring: $3 (cash) for parking, photo ID, WVC student ID number, and two #2 pencils.
      • Note: No late admittance after the testing session begins.
    • For other prerequisites met at your high school, submit a copy of your high school transcript or AP test score results to the Assessment Office one week prior to your registration date. Include your WVC student ID number and the course you want to take
  4. Print the Concurrent Enrollment Application Packet.
    • This form will be accepted for any sophomores registering.
  5. Complete the forms and obtain approvals.
  6. Submit the concurrent enrollment forms and your high school transcript to the Admissions Office at the time of registration. Note: Except for the admissions application, all Concurrent Enrollment transactions must be done in person.

Summer Session 2018 Registration dates

Class Date Time
Seniors, Class of 2019 Wednesday, May 16 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Juniors, Class of 2020 Thursday, May 17 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Fall Semester 2018 Registration Dates

Class Date Time
Seniors, Class of 2019 Wednesday, August 15 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Juniors, Class of 2020 Thursday, August 16 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sophomores, Class of 2021 Monday, August 20 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Students can register for classes any time, during the business hours of the Admissions Office, after their registration date.

For Questions Email: wvc.outreach@westvalley.edu

Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment is currently open only to Campbell Union High School District students. Juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to take college-level courses, taught by college faculty, on the respective high school campuses. 

Please see your counselor for an application to the Dual Enrollment program. For further information, contact West Valley College Outreach Department at wvc.outreach@westvalley.edu

Program Offerings

  • Free enrollment
  • Free books and materials
  • Classes are worth 3 – 4 college credits
  • 16-week classes start the week of August 27

Branham High School

Class Title Meeting Days Meeting Time
Introduction to Kinesiology Tuesday and Thursday 2:45 PM – 4:10 PM

Del Mar High School

Class Title Meeting Dates Meeting Time
Communications – Public Speaking Monday and Wednesday 3:00 PM – 4:25 PM

Leigh High School

Class Title Meeting Dates Meeting Time
Business Law Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 PM – 3:55 PM
Digital Video Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 PM – 4:25 PM and online lab

Prospect High School

Class Title Meeting Dates Meeting Time
Introduction to Business Monday and Wednesday 2:45 PM – 4:10 PM
Introduction to Kinesiology Tuesday and Thursday 2:45 PM – 4:10 PM

Westmont High School

Class Title Meeting Dates Meeting Time
Child Growth and Development Monday and Wednesday 2:45 PM – 4:10 PM
Political Science – International Relations Monday and Wednesday 2:45 PM – 4:10 PM
Introduction to Philosophy Tuesday and Thursday 2:45 PM – 4:10 PM

Middle College

The Middle College Program at West Valley College offers a special opportunity to students from Campbell Union High School District and Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District who are seeking a more challenging academic program and who have the social and academic skills to successfully function in college level classes. Students also need to be motivated to do independent research and to report their findings in both oral and written form. Students selecting and qualifying for the program are usually seeking a wider choice of electives and are usually anxious to get an early start on college credits. The program is housed entirely on the West Valley College campus, so students are no longer actively involved on their campuses of origin. They do, however, receive a diploma from their “home” high school, and they are allowed to participate in that school’s graduation ceremonies.

Students are enrolled in high school classes as well as college classes. Students enroll between 6 college units and no more than 11 college units per semester.

Program for Juniors

  • U.S. History (3 hr.)
  • English 11 (3 hr.)

Program for Seniors

  • English 12 (3 hr.)
  • Govt./Econ. (3 hr.)

WV Middle College Program Qualifications

  • Students/Parents must attend a mandatory Information Night on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the West Valley College Theater. Free parking will be offered in parking lots 1 and 7 during the event.
  • Students must have completed 110 academic units with recommended minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Students must enroll in and PASS a minimum of 2 West Valley courses per semester (minimum of 6.0 units)

The Outreach Office coordinates information sessions with instructions and application packets for parents/students each semester.

More information can be obtained through the high school instructors assigned to this program: Josh Hancock and Annie Blank are located in Village 21 and can be contacted at JHancock@cuhsd.org or ABlank@lgsuhsd.org

College Advantage

The College Advantage application is now closed.

The College Advantage Program is open only to Campbell Union High School and Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District Seniors. It is designed for high achieving seniors, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, to complete their senior year at West Valley College while taking college level courses not offered by their respective high school.

  • Students are to be on-track to graduate and possess the ability to deal with the independence of a college campus, including a strong work ethic, good study skills, and motivation.
  • The program will place these students on the West Valley College campus for all of their classes for their senior year, obtaining an early start on transferable college credits.
  • The students are concurrently enrolled at the home high school as well as at West Valley College and can take at least six (6) college units each semester and no more than eleven (11) college units each semester.

Concurrent high school students who are California residents, are only charged the Health Center Fee for their college courses.

Note:The College Health Center Fee is required of ALL students, regardless of personal medical insurance.

The registration requirements have been included as part of the application process for the program, which involves forms, essays, letters of recommendation and interviews.

To assist the students through this process, the application packet outlines the necessary steps and information for those interested in the program.

WV College Advantage Program Qualifications

  • Students/Parents must attend a mandatory information night.

For more information, contact: Outreach located in V21 or on the phone at (408) 741-2672 or email: wvc.outreach@westvalley.edu

Graduating High School Students

Please review the Admissions Timeline

Community Grant

Free Fall 2018 tuition is available for students who:

  • are 2018 high school graduates
  • live in San Jose or the West Valley College service area
  • register for 12 units

Find out more about eligibility and apply to the Community Grant.

Early Admissions (EA) Program

All Early Admission Orientations for Spring 2018 are now closed. Students who still need to attend an orientation should register for COUN 000 A: Orientation.

High school seniors with a 504 Plan or an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) should attend orientation with the DESP Department.

The Early Admission (EA) program provides:

  • High School Seniors with an opportunity to complete assessment, orientation, and educational planning in the spring of the Senior year.
  • Students from any high school can participate in the EA program. High School Seniors sign up for one of the workshops that are offered in April and May.
  • Assessment: Students must complete the assessment tests in English, Reading and Math prior to attending the EA Orientation. The computerized assessments are offered on the West Valley campus and some local high schools. Practice tests and study guides are also available.
  • Early Admissions Orientation is now required of all students.
    • EA Orientations are geared towards the high school student and include:
      • A one-on-one appointment with a counselor
      • Peer registration assistance
      • Walking tour of the campus
    • The orientation is an all-day commitment and parents are required to excuse the student absence if a school day orientation is selected. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to students attending the Early Admission workshops.
    • Students must bring a copy of their high school transcript, assessment results, and a photo ID. Parking permits are required to park in the campus parking lots. A confirmation email including a parking permit will be emailed to each student within three (3) days of the workshop date selected.
    • No parking permit is required for the students and parents that attend the Saturday, May 12 student orientation or parent Boot Camp. You must park in student Lot 5 on Saturday, May 12. Please review the campus map for the building and parking locations. Please do not park in the 40 minute visitor’s parking.
    • A Parent "Boot Camp" orientation is offered for parents of high school seniors on Saturday, May 12 from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM in Fox 120. No reservation is required.
    • Sign ups for Early Admission Workshops will be available beginning Thursday, March 1, 2018.

On-To-College Events

  • West Valley College Open House – For high school seniors and parents on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM.
  • Early Admissions Orientation Workshops – Seniors orientation workshops offered in April and May. High school parent orientation "Boot Camp" is also offered.
  • Disability and Educational Support Program (DESP) – On-To-College Orientation Workshops for high school seniors with disabilities.
  • Convocation – A one day information session for all incoming freshmen to meet one another, faculty, staff and become familiar with campus services, resources, policy and operations. All students that attend are more prepared for the first day of the semester. Fall 2018 Convocation takes place on Friday, August 17 in the Campus Center.

PARENTS: You must have a note from your student allowing you to conduct business for him/her.

last published: 9/11/18